Best Mommy Makeover in Charlotte NC | Get the Beautiful Curves You Crave

Ready to feel great about your body again? A mommy makeover can help you get back the firm, youthful body—and self-confidence—you had before you had children with only one recovery. And the changes you make are up to you—we'll listen & work together to design your personalized treatment plan.

Personalized Procedures

A Mommy Makeover is a personalized set of procedures that focuses on restoring your body back to its pre-baby shape or achieving the shape you’ve always wanted. Common goals are to restore breast shape and fullness, tighten loose abdominal muscles, remove excess skin and reduce unwanted fat deposits through water assisted liposuction. These changes help you feel more better about yourself and a positive self-image can benefit you and your family.

What is a Mommy Makeover 360?

A Mommy Makeover or Mommy Makeover 360 is the “magic” that can restore a woman’s body to her beautiful feminine shape or better. It is the combination of breast and body procedures that correct distortions that usually resulted from pregnancy. The goal is to feel beautiful at any age. Children are a beautiful miracle. The Mommy Makeover allows you to love being a mom and feel beautiful as a woman.

Quick Facts

Combination Approach

Mommy makeovers often combine breast enhancement (with or without implants), liposuction, & tummy tuck surgery. Combining procedures allows you to see your desired changes all at once, which can be a huge confidence-booster

Normal Recovery

Recovery after a mommy makeover typically is not much different than that after a single procedure, such as a tummy tuck

Cost

Mommy makeovers costs in Charlotte vary depending on your unique procedure plan; typically prices range from $10,000 to $30,000.

It wasn’t until after I stopped nursing that I really looked at my breasts.

My once small but perky breasts had become a little flatter…a little droopier. To be honest, they looked a little sad, especially compared to the rest of my body.

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Dr. Ditesheim’s Approach

Each mommy makeover is unique to the individual and no two mommy makeovers are exactly alike.

Some of our patients want larger, fuller breasts than they had before, while others are happy with their breasts but want to address sagging skin on their bellies.

Procedure #1: The Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a procedure that adds volume to the breasts to restore shape and perkiness. Saline or silicone implants have the advantage of adding volume and shape. These implants are safe, but as foreign bodies, have certain risks. The scar to place the implants can be hidden. For this woman, the scar was placed in the crease under the breasts.

Why do breasts lose shape after pregnancy?

 After pregnancy and breast feeding, the breasts stay engorged for months, and the skin stretches. When the milk stops, the breast glands shrink. The combination of stretched skin and loss of volume causes the breast to appear flat and lose the round shape.  When the skin above the nipple has stretched, the nipple will land at a lower position. When the skin of the lower pole stretches, the breast sags. Breast deflation can be corrected with either implants or fat grafts. This is fat taken from another part of the body and transplanted to the breast to restore volume.

For this woman, like many women, the skin stretch forced her nipple to be lower than ideal and to have more skin hanging below the breast crease. She chose to enhance the breasts with implants only. If she had wanted a perkier, higher breast shape, she could have had a mastopexy or breast lift. She was satisfied with the augmentation and did not want visible scars.

Procedure #2: High Definition Liposuction

High-definition Liposuction is an advanced technique that sculpts the body with intention. Like a sculptor, the excess fat is taken away selectively to create shape and definition. To do this shaping, the patient is first positioned on her tummy and then on her back. Fat that is removed can be used for augmenting the buttocks or the breasts.

Procedure #3: The Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a procedure that restores normal tone to the abdominal wall. The inner (fascial) layer is stretched during pregnancy, but unlike skin, does not have the elasticity to contract. Surgically tightening the inner core layer to a normal tone is important in supporting the back and restoring a flat tummy. A tummy tuck also removes the stretched skin. If you look at the grey box above, you can see blue lines drawn around the lower tummy including the belly button. This is the area of skin that will be removed with the tummy tuck. In the picture below, notice how the narrowest part of the body after is at the waist. The body has shape and curves. The scar for the tummy tuck is hidden just above the pubic area.

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What Does the Tummy Tuck Scar Look Like? Can it be Hidden?

It is very important to design the incisions so that the final scars can be hidden. The beautiful female torso is long. Ideally, we are trying to create an hour-glass shape with waist definition being the narrowest part. If you look at the image below, before the torso has a squareness, appearing equally long as wide. After, the waist is defined and by flattening the tummy the torso or abdomen appears to have length. When the tummy tuck is designed (see gray box above), the excess skin is marked for removal. But more important is leaving enough skin so that the final scar has no tension and can sit very low on the body, just at the pubic edge.  If the scar is placed too high, the torso will be unintentionally made shorter. The tummy tuck scar should follow the natural crease between the abdomen and the thighs.

What Will the Belly Button Look Like After a Tummy Tuck?

The only scar the patient will show in a bikini is the belly button. It has to be designed with extreme attention to detail and avoid any tension. If there is tightness on the scar it will widen or contract rather than being hidden. There should be a central “section” of the tummy with a natural depression around the belly button. For the belly button to look natural, there must be three-dimensional planning.

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Charlotte, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim is a highly-accomplished, board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence. In choosing a plastic surgeon, you want to be completely confident that your procedure will be performed with advanced surgical skills and true artistry. Dr. Ditesheim has an impeccable reputation in Charlotte, North Carolina and beyond, drawing discerning patients to his exclusive clinic in Ballantyne.

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Why Dr. Ditesheim

Cosmetic surgery is about you, not a procedure. That’s why Dr. Ditesheim approaches things differently. You’ll never hear him say you “need” a procedure. He’ll go over all of your options; you choose how to proceed. And this approach works! Just ask our happy patients.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Ditesheim has a reputation as a perfectionist and is adamant about helping you achieve your goals with results that enhance your natural beauty.

When you choose Dr. Ditesheim, you get:

  • A board certified plastic surgeon with 20+ years of experience
  • Incredible support; the same medical team cares for you throughout the process
  • Imaging technology & sizing that lets you preview your results with accuracy—what you see is what you get
  • Privacy & safety of a fully accredited, on-site surgical facility

Our goal here at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery is to help you make your desired improvements, not to achieve someone else’s “ideal.” In other words, a mommy makeover is a customized package made specifically for you be it surgical options as well as non-surgical treatments.

It wasn’t until after I stopped nursing that I really looked at my breasts.

My once small but perky breasts had become a little flatter…a little droopier. To be honest, they looked a little sad, especially compared to the rest of my body.

VIEW THEIR FULL STORY

We help you get the look you want

Have you recently had a baby and want to recover your pre-pregnancy figure? A mommy makeover can help you reclaim the youthful shape you enjoyed before your pregnancy.

At Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim can answer your frequently asked questions about mommy makeovers to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident about moving forward with cosmetic surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a mommy makeover?

The mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to help rejuvenate your body in a way that brings out the best in your figure. These procedures most often include breast enhancement and body contouring. However, each woman’s concerns are different, so Dr. Ditesheim’s primary focus is on working with you to find the best approach to help meet your personal goals.

Am I a candidate?

There are many factors that go into determining whether you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Typically women who have decided not to have more children will be better candidates, as results will likely be maintained longer without another pregnancy. However, due to the customizable nature of the mommy makeover, almost any woman who feels uncomfortable with the shape of her body after pregnancy may be a good candidate, as long as she’s in good physical and mental health. It’s a good idea to wait at least 6 months since you’ve had your baby or after weaning, and to have reached and maintained your pre-pregnancy weight for several months before getting a mommy makeover.

What is included in the mommy makeover?

The procedures that will be performed in your mommy makeover will depend on your personal needs and goals. Breast augmentation can restore volume to deflated breasts, or boost your cup size for a curvier look. A breast lift may be best for those women whose breasts sit low or have taken on a saggy, droopy appearance. In some cases, a breast lift can be combined with implants for breasts that are higher, firmer and shapelier. A tummy tuck repairs separated abdominal muscles and removes stretched-out belly skin for a slimmer midsection. Liposuction can fine-tune specific problem spots like the muffin top, love handles, and inner or outer thighs. Nonsurgical treatments like chemical peels and facials or BOTOX® can help your complexion look younger and more refreshed. Dr. Ditesheim will talk with you about your appearance concerns to better understand which cosmetic treatments should give you the best possible results.

Does having more procedures mean a longer recovery time?

While a mommy makeover may sound intimidating due to the number of procedures that may be performed at once, recovery time is often about the same as it would be for a single procedure. The length of the surgery will depend on which procedures you decide to have, but often takes between 2 to 5 hours. Mommy makeovers are typically performed on an outpatient basis, so you should be able to return home shortly after the surgery is done.

What should I expect after my mommy makeover?

Dr. Ditesheim will give you detailed post-op instructions to help ensure that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. You may have a hard time moving around comfortably immediately after your mommy makeover, but should be able to resume your normal activities by a few weeks later. Results vary depending on the specific procedures performed, but overall you should enjoy a rejuvenated appearance with improvements that specifically addressed your post-pregnancy concerns.

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Not every plastic surgeon in Charlotte is equal in natural talent and ability. To create truly excellent results in plastic surgery requires an eye for beauty and a personal dedication to helping the patient achieve what they envision. Whether you’re interested in liposuction, a facelift, tummy tuck or any other plastic surgery, Dr. Ditesheim offers an artistic approach that his patients love.

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